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Transform Your Career for the New Year with Ahyiana Angel

Are you having moments when you’re thinking, “Is this really my life and all my career will be?” I’m here to say that you can grow into your purpose with your career and make a big impact right now. My podcast guest, Ahyiana Angel, host of the podcast Switch Pivot or Quit and published author, is here to show you how you can transform your career for the New Year.

What I Ask

  • After making a career transformation yourself, what did you learn about growing into your purpose?
  • Why do we stay in a job we don’t like and perpetuate those feelings of “this can’t be my life”?
  • Is it unreasonable to think that you can make a career move and find your passion and make money at it?
  • You host a great podcast, Switch Pivot or Quit – what are some of the most powerful tips you’ve learned from your podcast guests about improving their professional and personal lives?
  • Let’s say I’m yearning to make a career move in the new year but I’m scared – how do I figure out the pros and cons?
  • What’s been the most powerful career lesson you’ve learned through your career transformation?

What You’ll Learn

  • How to decide is now is the right time to make a Switch, Pivot or Quit your job
  • How to turn passion into an impactful career that isn’t solely focused on making money (but you still make money)
  • Why it takes time to grow into your purpose in your career
  • The steps you should be thinking about before you make a drastic career transformation

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How to Buy a House Without Saving a 20% Down Payment With Cari Jacobs from Unison

Maybe you have student loan debt or your career hasn’t reached it’s full earning potential yet, all of these potentially negative things don’t discount you from being able to come up with a healthy down payment to buy your first house (and I’m not talking about robbing a bank either).

Today’s podcast guest, Cari Jacobs, the CMO of a company called Unison is joining us to share this new concept of co-investing with homeownership and why technology is helping you fund that elusive 20% down payment. So I wanted to know from Cari how is it possible to buy a home when you have less than 20% saved for your down payment.

What I Ask:

  •  Is owning a home a reality if you’re still balancing debt and getting set up in your career?
  • How is technology advancing the process of home buying and making it easier for millennials?
  • Tell me about the history of Unison – how did the company and concept come about and what is the audience you’re trying to serve?
  • If I wanted to purchase a $500,000 home for example, how would I work with Unison for my down payment?
  • Are there any potential downsides?
  • If you could leave the listeners with one tip about reaching their home buying goal, what would it be?

What You’ll Learn

  • How to balance debt you are paying off with the desire to buy a home
  • All about the new concept of co-investing and how you can benefit
  • Why the millennial generation is so different when it comes to home buying
  • How you can use someone else’s money to leverage your down payment
  • Is now the right time to buy (or is there ever a right time to buy)
  • How powerful the consumer home buying market is to our overall economy

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Master Your Mindset and Make Money Doing What You Love with Natalie Bacon

In case you didn’t know already, you have the power to change the trajectory of your life. Maybe you woke up today and you weren’t happy with your career or the great business idea you started isn’t reaching its potential, or maybe you’re frustrated with a decision you made with your money and you don’t know how to fix it. The good news is you can make a conscious decision to change – right now.

Natalie Bacon is sharing her story of the power of your mindset and whey she walked away from two lucrative careers to chase after her entrepreneurial dreams and design her own dream life.

Questions I Ask

  • It’s totally cliché – is the advice follow your passion and money good advice?
  •  What was it like to walk away from those established careers to forge your own path?
  • What’s been your experience with money and your mindset?
  •  What should entrepreneurs focus on to turn an idea into profit?
  •  Has anything surprised you thus far in your podcasting journey?
  • If you could give listeners one takeaway to help them design their own dream life, what would it be?

What You’ll Learn

  • How your mindset impacts your career and happiness
  • Why setting goals are at the cornerstone of achieving financial success
  • What steps you can take today to design your dream life
  • How Natalie had the courage to walk away from two lucrative careers to become a full-time entrepreneur

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Bye-Bye Savings Bonds and Hello Modern Savings for Kids with Mimi Chan

Millennials are leading the way when it comes to modern savings. There’s a strong trend towards gifting experiences over stuff that’s honestly really refreshing, and we’re seeing this trend with children’s gifts as well. Play yards and plastic trucks are great, but what about gifting your child (or someone you know) with money towards their goals like college or even buying a house in the future? Today’s podcast guest, Mimi Chan, is sharing how her company, Littlefund, is shaking things in the world of gifting.

What You’ll Learn

  • Why we needed a gift-giving evolution in this country
  • What’s prompted the trends towards giving experiences over stuff and how that is changing the way we view our finances
  • How to give monetary gifts towards future goals for your children or your friends’ children (hint, great for the holidays)
  • How growing up with immigrant parents shaped Mimi’s own money story and her drive to start Littlefund

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More about Littlefund

Littlefund, a modern gifting platform that makes it easy for family and friends to gift savings towards a child’s goals with an FDIC insured account which earns interest of 1% APY that compounds daily. So it truly is the gift that keeps on giving (and at a rate higher than the average savings account to boot). Accounts can be set up by parents with short-term goals such as a trip to Disneyland or swim lessons,  or longer range goals like saving for college. Gifters can send a Littlefund gift at any time by using a parent’s email address as the family being gifted does not need to have a Littlefund account in advance.

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HGTV’s Good Bones Mina & Karen on Taking Risks & Trading In a 9 to 5

On a recent trip to Indianapolis (my hometown), I had the privilege of joining Mina and Karen of HGTV’s Good Bones for coffee and a chat about their thriving career. This mother-daughter home remodeling duo is hilarious (as you’ll hear). Karen, a former practicing lawyer, and her daughter, Mina, decided to say “no thank you” to the typical 9 to 5 career, took a risk with money she had saved in an IRA and started a thriving remodeling business in Indianapolis. And then, one day, HGTV came calling, and the rest is history.

What You’ll Learn

This was one of my very favorite interviews. Not only were we sitting in a super cool coffee shop in Indianapolis, but I was so inspired by Mina and Karen’s story of taking risks, charting your own path, and having a sense of humor about the moments that don’t work out. Not everyone gets a call from HGTV, but I think we can all aspire to find a career that we feel good about and helps other people at the same time!

  • Mina shares how she wisely invested in an IRA in college and those funds ended up funding their very first home purchase
  • Find out how they choose their remodeling projects and hear some great stories about some of the craziest houses they’ve worked on
  • Be inspired by Mina’s pledge to not work a typical 9 to 5 and why she decided to take the risk of starting a remodeling business
  • They share the story of how HGTV came calling and why they thought it was a shady call and so not real
  • Learn how they’ve continued to grow their career and why they’re not resting solely on HGTV’s success

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Rethink The Power of Networking with Kelly Hoey + Ask Shannah

Do you know the value of your network? Most of us take for granted the relationships we make in our career and don’t realize their worth. What if there was someone in your network right now that held the keys to your dream career or to opening a door that would score you a book deal and more? There’s power in your network, and our podcast guest, Kelly Hoey, is here to show you how to Build Your Dream Network (also the name of her amazing book)!!

Questions I Ask Kelly

  • I’ve gotta ask, have you always been a natural networker or is this something you had to work on?
  • I saw a graphic you posted on Twitter and it really makes think –  “no one cares about your career as much as you do”. That sounds obvious, but we forget it. Why do we need to remember that?
  • A lot of us hate the networking – how can we make peace with it and do it effectively?
  • Why is having a network so key to our success?
  • What about if you’re terribly shy – where do you start?
  • Do you have any stories you can share with how having this dream network has helped you in ways that just blow your mind?

What You’ll Learn

  • Why your relationships are worth value to your bank account
  • How to have an entrepreneurial mindset with your career
  • Why you might need to rethink networking and how to win at each event
  • Never underestimate anyone, even your Uber drivers
  • How to build a network that will keep paying you dividends for many years

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You’re Not Lost With Maxie McCoy + Ask Shannah

Have you ever felt lost? I sure know I have, and I’m guessing you have as well. Whether you feel lost in your career, your finances, your relationships or just in life in general, this podcast episode should be one you keep on rotation. Author and all-around amazing chic, Maxie McCoy, is bringing some of her best knowledge and tips from her upcoming book, You’re Not Lost: An Inspired Action Plan for Finding Your Own Way.

On This Podcast Episode:

We’re starting things off with a very relevant Ask Shannah question from Jane who is searching for answers for feeling lost financially. While there aren’t any magical solutions, I share my two tips for helping you find your way.

From there, Maxie drops her wisdom about how you can proactively find your way from feeling lost to found in her new book, You’re Not Lost.

One of my favorite tips she shared was the idea of starting small – something we all know we should do but so seldom do. And, her advice about getting insights from your friends is one of the most revolutionary steps I’ve taken this year to change my approach to just about everything – so I know it will work for you too.

You can pre-order Maxie’s book You’re Not Lost today!

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Innovation That Leads To Change In The Black Millennial Community With Ras Asan

Ras Asan means business. As a black millennial male himself, he co-founded BREAUX Capital rising from his own needs to figure out a different way to approach financial wellness. He figured if other black millennials were having the problems he was having, then he needed to start a company to meet their needs. BREAUX Capital’s innovation is shaking up the fin-tech space and that’s certainly not a bad thing.

On This Podcast Episode:

Ras is one of those guests that I could talk to for hours. He’s articulate, diverse, and has learned many money lessons along his own entrepreneurial journey that he’s sharing on this episode.

Cooperatively owned and operated, BREAUX Capital is focused on increasing the financial wellness of millennial Black males. Since launching with only $500, BREAUX Capital has bootstrapped its way to serving members across the country. BREAUX Capital leverages a combination of software and a membership community to enhance the short and long-term financial health of its members.

There’s no doubt in my mind that Ras and Breaux Capital will continue to shake up this old-fashioned industry.

Thanks for Tuning In:

Thanks for tuning in to listen to this episode of Millennial Money. You’re awesome and mean so much to us. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media using the hashtag #millennialmoneypodcast.

Also, please leave an honest review for Millennial Money on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and much appreciated! You’re awesome!

Millennial Money is more than just a podcast, we’re all about family here. Join us each weekend for our Sunday Seven Email Club, where we’ll share bonus episodes, money tips, life hacks, exclusive music drops, travel deals, breakfast treats and a whole lotta’ fun!

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How to Win at Adulting with Arika Pierce + Ask Shannah

“There are days I wish I could crawl back into my parent’s house and make them make all the decisions,”  proclaimed Airka Pierce. Haven’t we all been there on those days when life just doesn’t seem to make sense? There are ways to win at adulting, and our podcast guest, Arika Pierce, is dropping some bombs of wisdom on this podcast episode.

On This Podcast Episode:

Arika Pierce is a generational strategist, Xenial, attorney, author, Millennial Coach and speaker and author of The Millennial’s Playbook to Adulting. Think of her like me, your big sister sharing lessons she’s learned along the way. On this podcast episode, we’re chatting about some of her favorite playbook advice for your wallet and your career, and why she says that her best piece of advice is, “always be comfortable with being uncomfortable.”

Today’s Ask Shannah question is from Dylan who is curious about the difference between buying life insurance through his company or through an outside company like Haven Life.

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Thanks for Tuning In:

Thanks for tuning in to listen to this episode of Millennial Money. You’re awesome and mean so much to us. If you’ve enjoyed this episode, please share it on social media using the hashtag #millennialmoneypodcast.

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Millennial Money is more than just a podcast, we’re all about family here. Join us each weekend for our Sunday Seven Email Club, where we’ll share bonus episodes, money tips, life hacks, exclusive music drops, travel deals, breakfast treats and a whole lotta’ fun!

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Reinvent Your Wardrobe (& Save $$) with Brooklyn Decker and Whitney Casey + Ask Shannah

You look in your closet and can’t find a thing to wear. So, naturally, you jump online to start shopping. But, what if there was a better way? What if you could have your closet on your phone and shop your closet in a new way each day? Meet Finery.

Finery is the first digital wardrobe platform that organizes your wardrobe and uses predictive analytics to style you with the clothes you already own, founded by Brooklyn Decker (actress, model, currently on “‘Gracie and Frankie”) and Whitney Casey (former ABC and CNN anchor). Brooklyn and Whitney created Finery after realizing there was Spotify to manage our music, Tripit to manage our travel and Mint to manage our finances – why wasn’t there an app to manage our wardrobes, which women spend more on than their education?

On This Podcast Episode:

I’m talking raw and honest with Brooklyn and Whitney about what it took as female entrepreneurs to launch their new business venture, Finery. There are so many great pearls of wisdom in this podcast episode whether you just want to find a way to save money and shop your wardrobe or you want to some female to female advice on getting your business up and running.

We’re covering:

  • Why they decided to build an app that stops selling people more stuff and starts helping them use what they’ve got
  • How to find your “perfect” business partner
  • Why investors are finally excited about investing in female-owned startups
  • Debunking myths women have on how they spend, save and invest their money

Plus, thanks to Robin for your Ask Shannah contribution!

Check out the GoBankingRates #SmartMoneySquad article I mentioned in the episode.

Episode Sponsor:

Thanks to Wing for sponsoring this podcast episode. Head over to Wing’s website and enter code MYMONEY to get $25 off your first month’s bill.

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Please leave an honest review for Millennial Money on iTunes! Ratings and reviews are extremely helpful and much appreciated! You’re awesome!

Millennial Money is more than just a podcast, we’re all about family here. Join us each weekend for our Sunday Seven Email Club, where we’ll share bonus episodes, money tips, life hacks, exclusive music drops, travel deals, breakfast treats and a whole lotta’ fun!

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